Simulated disk drive for RT-11?
dbetz at xlisper.mv.com
Fri Jun 3 13:20:56 CDT 2005
Cool. Where do I get a BA11 4 slot box? It sounds like just what I
need. Anyone have one they'd like to sell (or trade for an 11/23 and
On Jun 3, 2005, at 1:10 PM, Allison wrote:
>> Subject: Re: Simulated disk drive for RT-11?
>>>>>>> "David" == David Betz <dbetz at xlisper.mv.com> writes:
>> David> I have a device that plugs into a serial port on a PC and
>> David> looks like a disk drive to an Atari 800. Is there such a thing
>> David> for RT-11? It seems like it should be possible to write a disk
>> David> driver that uses a serial port and some sort of serial
>> David> protocol to communicate with a PC and make RT-11 think it is
>> David> accessing a local disk drive.
>> You could make it look like a TU-58, which is a block structured
>> device. So RT11 should treat that like a disk.
> Thats what the doctor ordered. I have one here, 11/23, 256k, 2serial
> in a BA11BV 4 slot box and a TU58 (the boxed version). Two drives
> 256k per drive and slower than slow (tape seeks take forever). A
> very compact PDP-11. I also have one, ba11 with 11/23, 32kW ram 2
> and a RQDX3 that allows a hard disk and floppy. Thats fairly compact
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